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Phonopaths – Sandwich, Ducks and Dishwashers: The Chronicles of Supertaste

Wow. Where do I start with this one? Ok. Let’s start how I always start, by introducing the band in question. Phonopaths are a two piece experiment from Paris,France. They mix techno / experimental metal / thrash together into one and come up with something that I have never heard before. …

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Fractions – Soundness Of Mind (Single)

Jeez, how have I not heard of Fractions before? A band that slipped past my eagle eyed radar who will be releasing a rather excellent single called Soundness Of Mind on January 29th 2019, free to download on all digital outlets featuring stunning artwork from Andy Pilkington at Very Metal …

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LAST UNION Release ‘Most Beautiful Day’ Music Video

Italian progressive metal band, LAST UNION have released a new music video and single for ‘Most Beautiful Day‘ featuring Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) on bass and Uli Kusch (ex-HELLOWEEN, ex-MASTERPLAN) on drums. The track is taken from their debut album ‘Twelve‘, which also features DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie on three songs, and will be releaed on December 21, 2018 through ROAR! Rock …

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LEVERAGE – ‘The Devil’s Turn’ : Comeback EP out 27.08.18

Leverage

Leverage landed on Finland’s rock scene in 2006 with the release of their debut album, ‘Tides’, which generated a buzz with its blend of symphonic and progressive metal and melodic hard rock. They were signed by Frontiers in 2008 for the release of a second album, ‘Blind Fire’, with its follow-up, ‘Circus Colossus’, being …

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Oni to Release New Album ‘Ironshore’ in November 2016

Progressive metal band Oni signs with Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records; New album, ‘Ironshore’, out November 25th Art by Brent Elliot White (Megadeth, Trivium, Job For A Cowboy) As heavy metal devotees may have noticed of late, rising progressive metal band Oni has been gearing up for something big. Today, the band is …

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Prognosis Release New Single ‘Drones’

Prognosis Warn of Cold Dystopian Future with New Single ‘Drones’   Listen to the track here: https://prognosisuk.bandcamp.com/track/drones   Manchester Progressive metal band Prognosis has returned with a venomous new single in Drones. A song that prophesises that technological advancements in modern warfare could leave us at the mercy of emotionless killing …

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Between the Buried and Me and Devin Townsend Project Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Between the Buried and Me and Devin Townsend Project Announce “Transcending The Coma Tour” Fall Co-Headlining Tour Two of progressive metal’s most influential bands will join forces for the “Transcending the Coma Tour” this fall:Between the Buried and Me and Devin Townsend Project have plotted a co-headlining run, with Fallujah as support! Tickets will be on …

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KLOGR Reveal New Video ‘Breathing Heart’

Italian Progressive Metal Band KLOGR Reveal New Video ‘Breathing Heart’ . Italian progressive metal band unveil the final music video from Make Your Stand . Muse / Tool / Stone Sour / Rush producer confirmed for next KLOGR studio album KLOGR are thrilled to release their biggest, and most theatrical, …

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Beholder Premiere New Video ‘Frozen Steps Of Utøya’

Beholder Premiere New Music Video ‘Frozen Steps Of Utøya’   BEHOLDER have premiered the first single / video from their highly anticipated third album ‘REFLECTIONS’ (release date to be confirmed). The track ‘FROZEN STEPS OF UTØYA’ is a pre finalised and as yet unmastered mix, nevertheless it is a powerful …

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Native Construct Launch New Video “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”

Native Construct Launches Cover of “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” from Les Miserables After completing a USA headlining run this past summer, outfit Native Construct is ready to embark on another North American trek, set to kick off November 18th in Cincinnati, OH. Featuring Between The Buried And Me, Enslaved, and Intronaut on the bill, …

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Coma7 Unveil New Video ‘No More War’

Coma7 Unveil New Video ‘No More War’ European Dates To Be Announced Soon  Dedut EP ‘Hunger’ Due September 2015 “​ A band worth highlighting and keeping an eye on ​ ” – TLV TIMES “​ These guys are INSANE ​ ” – The Underground Blog Israeli ​5 ­piece​  ​Coma7​ announce the release of “​No More War”, the first single from their upcoming début EP …

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Redemption Complete New Album and Sign to Metal Blade Records

Redemption Complete New Album and Sign to Metal Blade Records Progressive metal act Redemption have completed recording a new album and signed with Metal Blade Records! The band is helmed by Nick van Dyk (guitars, keyboards), and includes legendary prog vocalist Ray Alder (Fates Warning, Engine), bassist Sean Andrews and drummer Chris …

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Periphery – Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega [2 album set]

Periphery - Juggernaut Omega album cover art

This band’s fans, humorously dubbed Peripherals, are going to adore this set by Washington, D.C’s Periphery. Titled Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, the dual-disc ‘concept album’ set serves to redefine the band for anno 2015. Seventeen songs of djenty, modern progressive metal glory will tickle the earholes of an eager …

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TITAN FORCE Reveal Cover Artwork And Details Of “Force Of The Titan”

TITAN FORCE Reveal Cover Artwork And Details Of “Force Of The Titan”   Cult U.S. Heavy Metal act TITAN FORCE has inked a deal with Skol Records. The band’s first release for the label will be “Force Of The Titan”, a collection of 12 previously unreleased studio tracks recorded in …

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Empress AD- Still life moving fast

One thing I enjoy most about music is how different everybody’s approach is. It can be quite bizarre to think about how something so personal and individual to conceive is as equally personal and individual to listen to. Which often leaves reviewing an album   a daunting task. It is …

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Freak Kitchen – Cooking With Pagans

Sweden’s Freak Kitchen, featuring guitar virtuoso Mattias “IA” Eklundh, have returned with a ripping slab of musical whimsy, titled Cooking With Pagans. This 12-track, progressive rock album simultaneously “roasts” contemporary culture and explores new, quirky ways of musical self-expression. Neither pure “djent” nor pure progressive metal, this heavy music is …

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Animals As Leaders – The Joy of Motion

The Joy of Motion is the third album by instrumental progressive metal group Animals As Leaders, released through Sumerian Records. This 12-song release seems like a quirky collection of hundreds of freely associated aural ideas, abruptly or tangentially assembled. First the ideas congeal in to riffs, then verses, then “heads” …

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Vanden Plas – Chronicles Of the Immortals – Netherworld (Path 1)

Vanden Plas

@planetmosh reviews Chronicles of the Immortals – Netherworld by Vanden Plas out on .@FrontiersRec Billed as having been written in co-operation with bestselling German fantasy author Wolfgang Hohlbein, ‘Chronicles of the Immortals – Netherworld’ sees the German Prog-metal 5 piece again chosing to go down the concept album route for …

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Animus – Fall Of The Elite

Animus are a new Scottish “progressive metal band who draw influences from Djent, Tech, and Death metal bands.” On the cusp of their maiden tour, Animus, widely characterized as “Djent”, have released their nicely produced, four-song EP debut, Fall Of The Elite. They stick nicely to an extreme theme throughout …

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Mahogany Hand Grenade – Return To The Point Of Departure

An elusive Texas progressive metal band, Mahogany Hand Grenade, released (in May, 2013) a five-song EP, titled Return To The Point Of Departure, through bandcamp. Mastered to digital perfection by Maor Appelbaum (Adrenaline Mob, Cynic, Yngwie Malmsteen, Angra, etc.), four out of five of the tunes are six-minute-plus length. The …

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